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China National Tea Museum

Introducing China National Tea Museum

China National Tea Museum (CNTM) in Hangzhou is the only national museum in China dedicated to tea and tea culture studies. China National Tea Museum is divided into two branches, with CNTM (Shuangfeng) established in April 1991, and CNTM (Longjing) opened in May 2015. Together, they span an impressive combined area of 122,000 square meters, with a building space measuring 13,000 square meters.

Currently, China National Tea Museum houses 3,865 artifacts, including teas, tea utensils, paintings, calligraphy, stamps, and other relics. It functions as a hub for showcasing and exchanging Chinese and global tea culture, attracting tourists with its tea-themed complex.

China National Tea Museum Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Zhongguo Chaye Bowuguan 中国茶叶博物馆
• Best Time to Visit: All year around
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 to 2 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Tea Culture
• Opening Hours: 09:00-16:30; China National Tea Museum is closed on Tuesdays, except the Chinese statutory holidays
• Entrance Fee: Free
• Address: No.88, Longjing Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

What to expect at China National Tea Museum

Located within the scenic beauty of China’s celebrated tea-growing areas, China National Tea Museum serves as a tribute to the deep cultural legacy and profound importance of tea in Chinese history. For enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, the museum offers a truly enlightening and enriching experience, celebrating the timeless allure of tea and its enduring legacy in Chinese culture.

CNTM Shuangfeng

CNTM Shuangfeng is a open-air museum built not far from the West Lake. It comprises 5 distinct exhibition halls: the Tea History Hall, Tea Essence Hall, Tea Events Hall, Tea Utensils Hall, and Tea Customs Hall. Each hall offers unique perspectives on China’s tea tradition, fostering a comprehensive understanding of its rich heritage.

CNTM Longjing

CNTM Longjing sits atop the hills adjacent to Longjing village, offering a breathtaking view of tea plantations and the distant West Lake from its pavilions. Visitors can delight in its expansive 1.2-hectare tea gardens while absorbing educational insights about tea varieties along the way. It highlights tea cultures from five continents, providing visitors with a global tea lifestyle experience. Moreover, the exhibition center in CNTM Longjing features 6 tea-tasting areas where visitors can sample teas of different flavors and participate in traditional tea ceremonies.

How to get to China National Tea Museum
• Take bus No. 27 or 87 or Tourist Line 3 and get off at Shuangfeng Station.

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